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In 2008, cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst purchased Kalmoesfontein farm in the Paardeberg area in Swartland, South Africa. Together they restored a cellar that had been neglected since the 1930′s, where they now make natural wines in the traditional manner. The vineyards on Kalmoesfontein farm are made up of very old bush-vines planted with Chenin Blanc (average 40 years old), Cinsault (average 45 years), and Grenache (average 58 years). The vines are un-irrigated and farmed as biodynamically as possible. Adi Badenhorst is an award winning winemaker, member of the Cape Winemakers Guild, founding member of the Swartland Revolution, the Swartland Independent, and is an ever evolving vigneron. “There is so much high quality fruit in the Swartland that ends up unrecognizable in Bag-in-Box blends. I felt that by adding a little more care to the vinification of these grapes, while maintaining cost efficiency in production, we could produce wines that would be sure to turn a few heads for a very reasonable sum of money.” And so, together with Broadbent Selections, The Curator project was born. Known for having impeccable taste & style, “The Curator” was assembled as a unique blend from the fantastic library of wine parcels at Adi’s disposal. These parcels each possess distinct and complex character, which translates into the wine. Only 2 wines are made: The Curator Red and The Curator White.
60% Shiraz, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Pinotage, 5% Cinsault
Simple, straightforward, and silky smooth! This wine is matured mostly in concrete tanks and old casks – it’s blended really early so that the components get some time together to integrate properly before the wine is bottled. This bright blend provides aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and savory smoke. The palate has notes of red plums, currants, singed vanilla and licorice, backed by a thread of cedar spice on the finish. This juicy and spicy blend is perfect for pork, beef or game.
60% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Viognier
Chenin Blanc is the backbone and structure of this delightful blend. The Chardonnay was naturally fermented and took a long time to complete fermentation, resulting in great texture and wacky aromas of dried peaches and apricots and ripe citrus. The Viognier, from one of Badenhorsts favorite growers and vineyards, brings some spice and palate length to the wine. Aromas of lemon candy, stone fruits and flowers. lead into the fruity and silky palate, offering honeyed yellow fruit flavors and a nice weight from the chardonnay and a warm finish. This versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood, and most notably with foods with a hint of spiciness—its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat.